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Sexual harassment charge: junior docs withdraw strike

Written by: Staff

Bangalore, May 11 (UNI) The junior doctors of three government hospitals in the city today withdrew their indefinite strike following Karnataka Government's assurance to fulfil their demands.

Informing this to reporters here, Health and Family Welfare Minister R Ashok said the government had agreed to fulfil their demands including hike in stipend and reduction in PG course fee, entrance examination fee and room rent. Fulfilment of the demands would cost the state exchequer Rs 2.37 crore, he added.

The agitation was triggered following a patient's husband assaulting a junior doctor at the Victoria government hospital here on Tuesday last after his wife complained of sexual harassment by the junior doctor.

About 400 junior doctors of Victoria, Bowring and Vanivilas government hospitals had resorted to the agitation yesterday, bringing outpatient services to a standstill.


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